Women's Conference Gallery Talk

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 10:20 AM10:50 AM

Museum educators will lead special 30-minute tours of the current exhibition¬†A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings in conjunction with BYU Women’s Conference.

During Minerva Teichert’s time studying art in New York City, her teacher American artist Robert Henri encouraged her to paint the “Mormon story.” She boldly took up this commission, painting many scenes from Mormon history and also assuming the task of illustrating the Book of Mormon. From 1949-1951, she completely dedicated herself to this task, referring to it as the “greatest joy as well as the toughest job I ever hope to undertake.” This exhibition showcases the entire series of Book of Mormon paintings that Teichert painted.

 


BYU Museum of Art


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